Big Brother stars Jessica Graf, and Cody Nickson have welcomed their daughter one month early. On Sunday, March 17th, Graf underwent an emergency c-section after her blood pressure skyrocketed putting herself and the baby in grave danger.
The former Marine shared the good news on his wife’s podcast Now What?!. According to her daddy, Maverick Nickson weighed in at 6 lbs and 7 ounces, which is an excellent weight since she was not set to arrive until April 11th.
Not long after Nickson broke the news on the podcast, the couple took social media to promote the podcast and introduce the world to baby Maverick. Yes, after months of having fans guess what Baby M stood for, the parents were able to reveal the cute name.
The dramatic delivery began when Graf explained to her husband that she was feeling off, like something was seriously wrong. Nickson checked his wife’s blood pressure at home and a store before heading to the hospital.
“It was 185 over 113. Once it starts getting that high or even higher, there’s the possibility of stroke, seizure, whatever. It’s really bad, especially in that situation. If Jessica were to experience anything like that, especially with the baby, blood flow, just wouldn’t be conducive for the baby or her,” he explained to People magazine.
Graf was rushed into emergency delivery as soon as the couple arrived at the hospital. Despite the very traumatic turn of events, baby Maverick and mommy are recovering nicely.
The Amazing Race winner shared an Instagram Story of herself and her daughter at home, relaxing and still working to get her blood pressure back to normal. She is on some medications but considering what could have happened the couple is very blessed.
“We had our baby, we had our baby girl. Fortunately, the surgery went great. Jessica is currently recovering. By all means, everything went good with her. Her recovery is doing pretty well,” he also said to the magazine.
It has not even been a week since Big Brother alums Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson welcomed their daughter Maverick into their lives, but they are already thinking about having another child. He is also father to 7-year-old Paisley, who Graf loves like her own child. They are eager to expand their family and hope it will happen sooner rather than later.
In their gender reveal video, little Paisley was not thrilled to be getting a little sister. Her father and stepmother assured her she would have lots of siblings. Hopefully, one of those will be a boy.